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Black Friday Tablets 2015: Android Doorbusters & Lots of Deals on the iPad mini 4

If you're shopping for a tablet this Black Friday, we've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is it's been a rough year for tablet fans. The good news is that tablets are overdue for a comeback.

Here's When Apple's New iPads Will Go on Sale

Did Apple's recent keynote whet your appetite for a new iPad? Here are the prices you can expect to see from retailers as they begin to discount Apple's new family of iPads.

Now is a Terrible Time to Upgrade Your iPhone or iPad

Apple is getting ready to refresh its iPhones and iPads, which means any deals you find today will only get better in the weeks to come. So when is the best time to buy and what can you expect to pay?

Most College Students Shouldn't Spend More Than $500 on a Laptop

Opting for a laptop with all of today's bells and whistles can quickly push your back-to-school purchase into the $800+ price range, but does the average student really need so many features? We look at which students might have heavier needs, and which can be satisfied with most mainstream laptops.

What Happened to All the Tablet Deals?

You're not imagining things: the well of tablet deals has been a little dry so far in 2015. To find out when the deals will come back, we dug through the DealNews archives and spoke to an industry expert.

Here's Where to Look for Deals on Father's Day Gifts This Year

Still looking for the perfect gift for dad? Our deal experts have the inside scoop on where to find this month's best Father's Day deals. So whether your dad is into sports, gadgets, or designer polos, these are the sites you need to visit this Father's Day.

How to Make Your Tablet Faster

Trimming the fat off your tablet's software is easier than you think. From deleting unused apps to eliminating background tasks, we've got six easy steps you can take to speed up your tablet experience.

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the iPad Deal

Experts have been predicting a slowdown in tablet growth for quite some time, and no one is feeling it more than Apple, which holds the top spot amongst tablet manufacturers. But fewer iPads in the wild translates into an abundance of iPad deals from retailers. So what can consumers expect for 2015?

Rumor Roundup: Is the iPad Getting a Stylus? Chris Pratt is Indiana Jones? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Chris Pratt, Han Solo, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Rumor Roundup: Is the iPad Getting a Stylus? Fast & Furious iPhone 6S? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Google, Samsung, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Thursday Jolt: Unlocked, Refurb iPad mini for $245, 65" Samsung Smart HDTV for $975

Merry Christmas! No doubt you reading this through a food-and-nog coma, having already given and received enough presents. But with the holiday gifting season over, you can think about what you REALLY want. If that pottery kit from Aunt Marge isn't doing it for you, see if you can use the store credit on one of the items below, like an unlocked, refurbished iPad mini for the best price we've ever seen, or a 65" Smart HDTV. These offers and more are in the Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning

14 Gift Ideas That Seem Expensive, But Really Aren't

During the holidays, it's natural to have the urge to splurge on gifts; after all, nothing is too good for our parents, siblings, spouses, and dear friends, right? But just because you shouldn't blow a bundle on them doesn't mean that you can't blow their minds. Here's how.

More Than Free Shipping: 8 Perks to Amazon Prime

Since we're all about getting the most bang for your buck here at DealNews, we don't want you missing out on a single Prime-only service that you're entitled to. So we've put together this run-down of all the perks, including the lesser-known ones, you get with an Amazon Prime subscription.

Best Cyber Week Apple Deals: Cheapest Ever Unlocked 64GB iPhone 5, Refurb 4s

Missed all the great Apple deals that happened on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Well, Cyber Week is here to give you a second bite at that — er — apple. We're still seeing strong deals on iDevices, but jump on them fast, as they won't be around forever, and you might not get another chance to nab these Cyber Week Apple deals!

Best Cyber Week Tablet Deals: Budget Tabs Starting at $60, All-Time Low on a User-Favorite LG Slate

Tablets for work, tablets for play, small tablets, big tablets — there's one to fit every need, so how do you pick? Well, in celebration of Cyber Week, we've rounded up the best Android- and Windows-based tablet deals we could find.

Cyber Monday Tablets You Can Get Now: Score the Nexus 9 With a $50 Credit

Whether you're looking for a high-end PC replacement or a super cheap slate, there's a tablet to fit your needs. To help you sort the awesome deals from the merely good, we've rounded up the best Android- and Windows-based tablets we could find. And be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the best Cyber Monday tablet deals.

Best Black Friday Apple Deals: There's Still Time to Save $74 on iPad Mini 3

Apple gets a bad rap for being overpriced, but Black Friday can still work its savings-magic on this popular brand. Unfortunately, these popular offers tend to disappear fast — be ready to grab these gadgets before they're gone! And be sure to check back here often, as we'll be updating this page with all the best Black Friday Apple deals.

Best Black Friday Apple Ads: Cheapest iPhone 6 & MacBook Air Ever, iPad Gift Card Bundles

The Apple Store's Black Friday sale is predictable and disappointing, so we've taken the liberty of rounding up our favorite Apple Black Friday ads to date, whether you're shopping for a MacBook Air or just a cheap iTunes gift card.

Why Wait? 12 Black Friday Doorbusters You Can Buy NOW

Black Friday week is here and that means you can expect spectacular deals to appear at any time. However, unlike Friday's doorbusters, many of this week's early deals will release without fanfare. That's where we come in. We're shining a spotlight on the best Black Friday deals you can buy right now, so you can skip the lines and avoid the crowds.

Best Black Friday Tablet Ads: Target Schools Competition in Epic iPad Deals

Despite a slump in sales, retailers are hoping to make tablets the darling of Black Friday sales. With prices that start at $5, this year's tablet deals look promising and in some instances have already busted our tablet predictions. So whether you're an Android fan or deeply embedded in the iOS ecosystem, we've gathered the best Black Friday tablet deals to date.

Best Black Friday Home Ads: Finally, an Affordable Dyson Vacuum

If you can get past the pages and pages of TV and tablet ads, you'll see that retailers are cooking up some seriously great home deals this year. We've scoured the Black Friday ads from top to bottom to bring you the appliances, gadgets, and kitchenware deals that are set to save you the most money. Read on for our favorite Black Friday home ads.

Kmart Black Friday Ad Analysis: Tablet Deals Worth Waking Up For

Kmart isn't playing around with Black Friday this year. Boasting the earliest Thanksgiving opening time at 6 am, Sears' sister store is intent on holding a 42-hour Black Friday shopathon. But will the deals be worth ditching your turkey dinner to stand in line? We examined the leaked Kmart Black Friday ad to find out.

Staples Black Friday Ad Analysis: Surprisingly Awesome Deals

Bigger isn't always better, at least not according to Staples. The retailer's Black Friday ad preview consists of only six items, but of those six specials, one has the potential to make deal history while the others are solid deals in their own right.

Costco Black Friday Ad Analysis: Discounts on Tablets, Gift Cards, and More

Of all the Black Fridays ads we've seen to date, Costco's is the trickiest; rather than list final prices, the wholesale retailer chose to list dollar-off discounts on select products. However, we've hand-picked a few deals we think will be the winners of this bunch.

11 Things NOT to Buy on Black Friday

Make no mistake: Black Friday will be full of killer deals. But while stellar sales on wine and cars may surprise and delight you, there are some items you shouldn't even bother looking for. Whether it's furniture deals you should have grabbed in the summer or gift cards that'll be cheaper in December, read on to discover the product categories that Black Friday forgot.

Dell Black Friday Ad Analysis: Console Deals Beat TVs and Laptops

Dell's official Black Friday ad is here, making it the first consumer electronics circular we've seen this season. Though in the past the retailer has wowed us with its aggressive TV deals, this time around it's Dell's gaming console deals that have us feeling weak in the knees.

Everything You Need to Get an Amazing Black Friday Tablet Deal

The tablet market may be saturated, but that will mean great deals on Android and Windows devices this Black Friday. We'll be updating this page with all the latest news, ads, buying guides, and any other information you'll need to get the best tablet; so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly.

Another iPad mini?! When to Get a Deal on Each Generation of the mini

By now, most consumers know that the iPad mini 3 and its predecessor are essentially the same tablet. But many don't know how retailers will react now that there are three generations of iPad mini tablets on the market simultaneously. We've analyzed the iPad mini landscape to let you know which mini tablet you should buy and at what price.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2014

We've rounded up the top five stores that will slash the most price tags and flaunt the best sales during Black Friday week this year. And interestingly enough, we've got a big upset alert, as Walmart dropped from the number two spot on our list.

When to Buy Apple's New iPad Air 2 Tablet

It's been less than 24 hours since Apple's iPad announcement, yet we already know of one likely way to save $80 on the new iPad Air 2 — wait for Black Friday. Last year, the now-defunct iPad Air saw incredible deals during Black Friday week with retailers slashing its price to $429, while others bundled it with generous $75 and $100 gift cards. Here's what you can expect in the coming days.

For Most People, the New iPad mini 3 is a Waste of $100

During Apple's event today, Tim Cook and crew barely mentioned the iPad mini 3; in fact, they uttered a few short words about the new device, despite previously spending at least 10 minutes fawning over the updates on the iPad Air 2. Why, exactly, did Apple downplay its own product announcement? Probably because the iPad mini was barely updated at all.

Black Friday Predictions 2014: What to Expect From Black Friday Sales

The best way to make the most of Black Friday is to be prepared, which is why it's never too early for our annual Black Friday deal predictions! If you're wondering what the doorbuster deals will be in TVs this year, or whether or not we could see a slew of iPhone deals, then you've come to the right place. We also have predictions for Android smartphones, tablets, toys, video games, clothing, and more.